Prologue: All fiction is homesickness ...;
1. Home-countries: narratives across disciplines;
2. The authorative Englishwoman: setting up home and self in the colonies;
3. The great English tradition: Joseph Conrad writes home;
4. Nostalgic theorizing: at home in 'Third World' fictions;
5. Elite plotting, domestic postcoloniality;
6. Travelling light: home and the immigrant genre; Epilogue: all homesickness is fiction.